Updated: Mar 26
Heartbreak is horrible for all of us. It can shatter anyone's reality, completely flip life upside down, and leave behind emotional scars. One of the hardest things about having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is experiencing heartbreak. How can one survive a mental breakdown during heartbreak?
When your heart is broken, there is no way to describe it as “feeling sad.” The pain may feel like it's tearing you apart from your core, inside out, and the only thoughts of reprieve from the pain can be suicidal. The pain can be so intense you feel like dying, and if you are not, you might want to. This article may also help deal with heartbreak for someone without having BPD.
How to get through heartbreak with BPD
People with borderline personality disorder often have experienced various instances of suicidal ideation in their life, most of which have followed the demise of relationships. It can’t be described how painful the feelings of abandonment and loneliness are.
It's painful to see the other person move on without the same strong reaction as you have. Knowing that the pain tears you apart while seeing the other person functioning remarkably better adds to the torment.
While time has passed since your last heartbreak and those that came before, they continue to touch you on a deep level, and the memories hurt you in your core when they get triggered.
Living with borderline personality disorder can make you feel as if your heart never fully heals. The memories are often just as strong as before, no matter how much time has gone by, which can recreate that raw pain. But there is hope, even when you feel hopeless.
Surviving heartbreak is one of the hardest things you may experience as a person living with BPD, but it is not impossible. While there is still pain from past heartbreaks, new ones will appear. Some techniques can help you survive the pain.
If you are currently in a state of pain from heartbreak, you might feel like nothing is going to help you from these negative feelings. In fact, the moment you searched for this page, you're believing that something can help you. The only one who can push yourself through this is yourself. Not meaning you have to do it alone.
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Techniques to get through heartbreak for someone with BPD